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I don''t believe her documents are real

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14 May 12 #330469 by sotiredofthisnow
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Hi all

My wife has attended just one mediation meeting. Now she says she wants to withdraw from mediation ''as it won''t do any good'' and gone back to her solicitor. I thought the meeting went well myself.

Trouble is, the documents she disclosed in the first session look dodgy to me. Is there any way I can request, perhaps via some court order or other, that her bank discloses her statements directly to me or to my solicitor, rather than via herself ?

Thanks for any tips

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14 May 12 #330472 by dukey
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No you can`t, mediation is voluntary as such nothing is sworn as true if it does end up in court its another story as all documents must be sworn as true.

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15 May 12 #330566 by sotiredofthisnow
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Thanks Dukey. She was happy to lie to the court in the Petition, she''ll be happy to swear finances are real too. But how do I obtain the real original documents ?

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15 May 12 #330575 by dukey
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If you do end up in court you both have to complete form E and provide a years worth of bank statements and credit card statements then swear its all true and honest, but yes people do lie and try and deceive, what you can`t do is provide dodgy statements though.

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15 May 12 #330586 by sotiredofthisnow
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still not sure what stops her fabricating statements ? as I''m pretty confident she has !

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15 May 12 #330596 by dukey
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The statements must come from the bank, if they are printed copies and you think forged you can question them in court, the judge can order originals in fact the judge can order lots of things, they are not to be messed with, if you read form E it says basically lie and you can do time.

To provide evidential material in court with a judge would be in the words of a US cartoon figure "dummer than spit".

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15 May 12 #330605 by sotiredofthisnow
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brilliant, thank you ! that''s really helpful !

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